Fayaz Latheef

Fayaz Latheef

Cluster Purchasing Manager at Somewhere Hospitality Group
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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I am a Certified Purchasing Professional with More than 12 years of Experience within Hospitality Industry with excellent knowledge of both Pre-opening & Operations. Good Market & Supplier Knowledge with excellent product knowledge. I have successfully completed the Hotel openings for several properties. I am seeking a career opportunity within an established organization where I can apply my skills, my extensive experience and training for the growth of the organization.

Experience

  • Cluster Purchasing Manager

    Somewhere Hospitality Group - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Purchasing
    March 2016 - December 2018 · 2 years and 11 months

    Pre-Opening Projects  Successfully completed the Purchases of all OSE & FFE related items for 3 properties (Somewhere Hotel TECOM, Somewhere Hotel Bliss, KSA), Somewhere Hotel Apartment KSA) within the Budget.  Arranged the complete deliveries on time for the timely openings of the Hotels.  Implemented in coordination with the Departments the necessary contracts for the smooth Hotel operations.  Completed the pre-opening purchases of Marketing and Guestroom amenities for Somewhere Hotel Athens, Greece. Operations  In charge of the complete purchases for the operational requirements for Dubai properties.  Communicates with the Suppliers to negotiate the prices for both Contracts & Operational products.  Developed and implemented the departmental policies and procedures.  Manage the Purchasing operation and ensure compliance of Purchasing policies and procedures.  Place Purchase Orders and ensure smooth delivery of supplies and equipment to the hotel as per the specified delivery terms.  Review and refine equipment specifications with department heads for inclusion in the Capital Expenditure Budget.  Prepare Procurement Cost Savings Report of the hotel operations  Prepare Monthly Alcohol Trade Deal Reports and facilitate timely FOC deliveries.  Organize and attend meetings with suppliers and relevant department heads with regards to major purchases or projects.  Review and evaluate new and existing suppliers to maintain detailed up to date supplier information and latest available products.  Ensures all purchases are obtained at the highest possible quality and lowest possible cost.  Work closely together with the Executive Chef to make sure all food purchases are up to the required standards.  Keeps updated import requirements, duties and payment practices.  Conduct regular meetings with the purchasing staff to understand & solve the challenges.  Prepare the department Roaster & Purchasing staff Performance reviews.  Interview and hire Purchasing Staff

  • Purchasing Manager

    Somewhere Hotel Apartments - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Purchasing
    October 2014 - March 2016 · 1 year and 6 months

     Manage and monitor the Purchasing operation in accordance with the departmental policies and procedures.  Ensure compliance of Purchasing policies and procedures.  Place Purchase Orders and ensure smooth delivery of supplies and equipment to the hotel as per the specified delivery terms.  Review and refine equipment specifications with department heads for inclusion in the Capital Expenditure Budget.  Organize and attend meetings with suppliers and relevant department heads with regards to major purchases or projects.  Evaluate new and existing suppliers to ensure the supplier is capable of delivering the desired goods or services on time and in the correct quantities.  Maintain detailed information on suppliers and latest available products to be able to provide timely and accurate information to the Departments.  Ensures all purchases are obtained at the highest possible quality and lowest possible cost.  Work closely together with the Executive Chef to make sure all food purchases are up to the required standards

  • Assistant Purchasing Manager

    Somewhere Hotels - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Purchasing
    October 2013 - September 2014 · 12 months

    Pre-Opening Team  Successfully completed the Purchases of all OSE & FFE related items within the Budget  Arranged the complete deliveries on time for the timely openings of the Hotel.  Implemented in coordination with the Departments the necessary contracts for the smooth Hotel operations.

  • Purchasing In Charge

    Lime Tree Cafe & Restaurants - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Purchasing
    April 2012 - September 2013 · 1 year and 6 months

  • Purchasing Officer

    Hotel JAL Tower Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Purchasing
    December 2009 - August 2011 · 1 year and 9 months

  • Purchasing Officer

    Dusit Residence Dubai Marina - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Purchasing
    April 2008 - December 2009 · 1 year and 9 months

  • Purchasing Clerk

    Hotel JAL Fujairah Resort & Spa - Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    Purchasing
    June 2006 - April 2008 · 1 year and 11 months

Education

  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM)

    American Purchasing Society - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    January 2016 - October 2016

  • Certified Professional Purchasing (CPP)

    American Purchasing Society - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    January 2016 - October 2016

  • Bachelor of Commerce

    Mahatma Gandhi University - Kottayam, India

    May 2000 - March 2003

  • VHSE

    MMVHSE - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    June 1998 - April 2000

Languages

  • Malayalam
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • English
    Full professional
    80%
  • Tamil
    Professional working
    60%
  • Hindi
    Professional working
    60%

Skills

  • Contract Managment
  • Contract Negotiations
  • FFE Procurement
  • FMC Purchasing System
  • Food Purchase
  • Hotel Pre-opening
  • Market knowledge
  • Networking
  • ose
  • Procurement Management
  • Procurement Planning
  • Product knowledge
  • Project Managenet
  • Purchasing Softwares
  • Purchasing Systems
  • • Records Organization & Management
  • Strategic Purchasing
  • Supplier & Product Management
  • Vendor Managment
Connections
Akash Negi
F & B executive at Radisson Blu hotel
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